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Effect of War 1914-18: Recruitment and Conscription
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* Lord Kitchener's inspection of troops in front of St George's Hall, Liverpool, 1914
(first published in The Queen magazine, 27 March 1915, photograph courtesy of the Liverpool Record Office)
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Liverpool Record Office: The Queen, 27 March 1915; Lord Kitchener's inspection of troops in Liverpool
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Look carefully at this source and consider what it tells you about why conscription was introduced and how people were affected by it. You should consider:
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* What does this source tell historians about the type of men who joined up?
Practice questions

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* What does the source suggest about the effectiveness of posters like source 1a and source 1b? *
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* How could you be sure whether or not this response was typical in all cities? *
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* How could you be sure whether or not this response was typical beyond the early stages of the war? *
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